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Monthly Archives: August 2017

30 Ways to Manage Speaking Anxiety

Author: Kathleen H. Staley, Ph.D. Initial Considerations Glossophobia – the fear of public speaking It is the single most common phobia (fear) Approximately 75% of people experience this You are not alone in your fear You cannot eliminate your fear–but you CAN manage and reduce it.

7 Bad Speaking Habits That Turn People Off

Author: Richard Feloni Not even the best ideas can put you on the path to success if no one will listen to you. Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk last year that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front

7 Public Speaking Tips From A Toastmasters Pro

Author : Richard Feloni Five and a half years ago, Joshua Rinaldi would shake while giving a speech. Today he’s the president of New York Toastmasters, the New York City chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization of 14,350 speaking clubs across 122 countries. How did Rinaldi transform

How To Win A Toastmasters Speech Evaluation Contest

I interviewed the 2007 District 36 speech evaluation contest champion, Christine Clapp, on November 30th, 2012.  Though she is a successful educator, keynote speaker, and speaking coach, she graciously shared her deepest insights. In her words, here are the secrets to winning the Toastmasters speech evaluation contest.  Christine’s

10 Tips for Terrific Table Topics

Settle your nerves with these simple strategies for sharp responses. 1. Don’t Panic If you can, just stop caring about Table Topics. Remember, everyone in the audience has been in your position, has probably dried up at some point and is willing you to do